Matthew   chapter 12

   1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through
  the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and
  began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
   2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him,
  Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to
  do upon the sabbath day.
   3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David
  did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with
   4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat
  the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat,
  neither for them which were with him, but only for
  the priests?
   5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the
  sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the
  sabbath, and are blameless?
   6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one
  greater than the temple.
   7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have
  mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned
  the guiltless.
   8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath
   9 And when he was departed thence, he went into
  their synagogue:
  10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand
  withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to
  heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
  11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be
  among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall
  into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold
  on it, and lift it out?
  12 How much then is a man better than a sheep?
  Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath
  13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine
  hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored
  whole, like as the other.
  14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council
  against him, how they might destroy him.
  15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from
  thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he
  healed them all;
  16 And charged them that they should not make him
  17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
  Esaias the prophet, saying,
  18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved,
  in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit
  upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
  19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any
  man hear his voice in the streets.
  20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking
  flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment
  unto victory.
  21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
  22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a
  devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
  that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
  23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not
  this the son of David?
  24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This
  fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the
  prince of the devils.
  25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them,
  Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to
  desolation; and every city or house divided against
  itself shall not stand:
  26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against
  himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
  27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do
  your children cast them out? therefore they shall be
  your judges.
  28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God,
  then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
  29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's
  house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the
  strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
  30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that
  gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
  31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and
  blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the
  blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be
  forgiven unto men.
  32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of
  man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh
  against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him,
  neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
  33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or
  else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt:
  for the tree is known by his fruit.
  34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil,
  speak good things? for out of the abundance of the
  heart the mouth speaketh.
  35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart
  bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of
  the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
  36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men
  shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the
  day of judgment.
  37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by
  thy words thou shalt be condemned.
  38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees
  answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from
  39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and
  adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there
  shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the
  prophet Jonas:
  40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in
  the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three
  days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
  41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with
  this generation, and shall condemn it: because they
  repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a
  greater than Jonas is here.
  42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the
  judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it:
  for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to
  hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater
  than Solomon is here.
  43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he
  walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth
  44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from
  whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it
  empty, swept, and garnished.
  45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other
  spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in
  and dwell there: and the last state of that man is
  worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto
  this wicked generation.
  46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his
  mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to
  speak with him.
  47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy
  brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
  48 But he answered and said unto him that told him,
  Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
  49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his
  disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my
  50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which
  is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and
  mother. Matthew chapter 13


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